N.Nazarbayev Center signed Memorandum of cooperation with Bahria University


On January 30, memorandum of cooperation was signed in videoconference format between the N. Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue and Bahria University (Pakistan).

This memorandum aims to strengthen the efforts of each organization to develop sustainable interreligious and interfaith cooperation, provides for the exchange of information, experience, the implementation of joint projects and activities, the organization of meetings, forums and conferences, of mutual interest, focused for promoting the Concept for the Development of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions for 2023-2033.

Within the framework of the signing ceremony of the memorandum, Chairman of the Management Board of the Center Bulat Sarsenbayev acquainted the guests with the unique Kazakh model of peaceful coexistence, the building of a tolerant society and interfaith dialogue and also paid special attention to the initiative of Kazakhstan - the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions and the adopted strategic document on the XXI meeting of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Concept of Development of the Congress.

«Our gathering today transcends geographical boundaries, and the virtual space becomes a testament to the power of technology in fostering any international cooperation. As we navigate through the challenges imposed by the global landscape, it is heartening to witness the commitment of both institutions to furthering education, cultural understanding, and interfaith dialogue» - stressed, Vice Admiral (Retd), Rector Bahria University Asif Khaliq.

Also in his welcoming speech, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin, stressed that he was very pleased with the strengthening of cooperation between Pakistan and Kazakhstan, as evidenced by the signing of a memorandum between the N.Nazarbayev Center and Bahria University.

The parties noted that the conclusion of this Memorandum will give impetus to the joint implementation of the mission to bring cultures, religions and civilizations closer together at the international level.

For reference: Bahria University (BU) is a Federally Chartered Public Sector University of Pakistan, which was established by the Pakistan Navy in 2000. The enrollment of students has crossed 21,000 in the campuses located in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. According to Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings, BU is among the top 250 young Universities of the World. The University is also placed in the top 250 Universities of Asia by the same ranking body.